From: Paul F. Evans (
Date: Tue Oct 28 1997 - 11:01:00 EST

<html><html><head></head><BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">Carl,<br><br>You wrote:<br><br>&gt;I hasten to add, however,<br>&gt; that I don't really think you can very easily push these adverbial<br>&gt; participles into pigeonholes: that's the wonderful flexibility of<br>&gt; participles and also what forces us to ponder the context in order to<br>&gt; figure out exactly how they're being used this time. After all that<br>&gt; adverbial participle may, under different circumstances, represent a<br>&gt; temporal, a conditional, a causal, an instrumental or perhaps several other<br>&gt; possible relationships to the main verb.<br><br>I think that you hit the nail on the head. &nbsp;We less experienced in Greek are going to have to learn to give up rigidity for flexibility! &nbsp;That is harder for us &quot;pigeon-holing&quot; types who want to keep everything tidy. &nbsp;Language is a messy business!<br><br>Paul F. Evans<br>Pastor<br>Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church<
br>MT. Olive<br><br>E-mail:<br>Web-page:><br><br></p>

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